Trying an Alternative to Surgery

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  1. JT

    JT New Member

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    Thanks Linda

    Ladyleekz...If my cyst does heal, God willing. . I usually have a pretty rough time in summer and spring with weather changing as far as allergies go. I didnt have that problem this year, the only time I had any problems with allergies was when we just moved into our new house and we spent days outside doing our landscaping.
     
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    The first day of the hole in my cyst being closed went pretty good....There was some kind of liquid on my dressing, but it wasnt like it had been. Might've been a little drainage, but it smelled alot like sweat. I know I sweat alot back in that area anyway. When I sit down in a chair for a good while, I can feel the wetness from the sweat. I can only imagine how much that increases when I have a dressing back there covering up where its hard for it to breathe
     
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    I am wondering if the tissue coming out of your cyst is the same as what I am getting now, I posted about it in the "weird bump" thread.

    My cyst got lanced, healed, then started draining again from a new hole and now there is what looked like a nub with no skin on it coming out of the whole but it sounds similar to what you described as tissue coming out or a healing boil. Also since it started draining again it feels like my cyst is getting smaller and moving towards the new whole. I haven't been taking anything homeopathic though.
     
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    jmmr2003...it might be the same tissue.

    Well, I was wondering what would happen now that my cyst closed up. I found out. My cyst opened back up again. Not any drainage though, just blood. So I guess i'll just wait and see what else happens.

    I'm already comparing insurance quotes just in case
     
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    Not much change...bleeding is about it...And the tissue from the cyst is getting softer.....

    Filled out insurace application lastnight....told my wife i'm pretty much tired of dealing with this...so we will see from there
     
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    I had some more nested hairs come out tonight...These came from the sinus though......The cyst kinda burned tonight while taking a shower...but thats about all
     
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    JT, my 19 yr old son had an approx 8 1/2 inch cyst removed in Nov 2003 which was surgically closed as he is a catcher for his college baseball team and wanted to be ready for the spring season, He went through his entire senior year in high school with this thing bleeding and we really don't know how long it had been causing him trouble before that, he really didn't want us to know about it. (Go figure) After only 5 weeks post-op the Dr found that another cyst was developing, my sone choose not to do anything with this new cyst as he was getting ready for baseball season, he had his 2nd surgery in May of 2004 and this was left open with us changing packing material 2 times daily, he has been having drainage ever since and he thinks he has another cyst developing, we are going to the Dr next week to have this checked out. I am glad that you did not experience any pain with yours. His would get so painful that he could not sit, stand,move at all. He would simply have to lay on his stomach and try to get through it. Being an athlete he would pretty much gut it out and then it would break open and bleed profusely, he was wearing panty shields to control the bleeding. If the dr feels another surgery is needed I will talk with him about your remedies and get his opinion,

    thanks for the posts
     
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    Jt, i have enjoyed reading your posts. Have the hairs been comming out of the pin-hole sized sinus? I have had a cyst for a few years, and have never really done anything about it, it went away for about 2 years and i just had another one develope. My boyfriend also told me that he saw a pin sized "hole", but as far as i know i have never experienced any discharge, (at least it was not noticable). And from what he described the size as being, it dosent seem that any hair would fit to come out. What do you think causes you cyst to flair up, or is it always like that? I have no hair in that area, so i have no idean why i developed one of these, adn as far as i know i am the only person in my family to have had this.
     
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    JT,

    It sounds like this thing is still trying to heal, I hope you stick with. I don't blame you if you had enough and want to have surgery, but it seems you are so close to the end. Please continue to keep us updated.

    I finally ordered my bottle yesterday so i am looking forward to it coming in so i can start taking it.

    Thanks again for the updates. i hope it continues to go well.

    CM
     
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    Keep in mind, that a doctor WILL NOT tell you to take any of the alternatives that I have been taking. That would make the doctor liable and he or she wont put themselves in that position.

    These are remedies you pretty much have to take on your own....I guess the best thing for a person to do if they want to take something like this and then have a doctor comment on it truthfully..is to go see the doctor first....then take an alternative...then go back to him later..and then let him/her comment on the progress if any
     
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    Well,,I decided to do some calling today and found the Colorectal Surgeon Association in Lexington, Ky...about 20 minutes away from me....After talking to the woman on the phone, I found out that as soon as I get my insurnace I can make an appointment with them. I dont need a referral from another doctor. She told me that they have alot of experience with Pilonidal cysts...She told me that they do different types of surgery, but mine might not need surgery. They have different alternative treatments. She made me feel a little better about the situation
     
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    I did something tonight that I havent done since we moved into our new house at the end of July...And for the life of me, I cant figure out why I stopped doing it after we moved......I soaked in a hot tub for about 20 minutes. I did this every night before moving, and it seemed to help things out. Again, why i havent done this is beyond me. Especially since my wife has a huge garden tub where I can actually sit down without my knees being in my chest or being uncomfortable........

    It felt really good.....after getting out, the tissue from my cyst was very soft, felt like my normal skin.

    My wife was willing to bring me some candles and soft music....but I declined. I think that would've been a little too much. I am far from being a metro-sexual :D
     
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    I dont know if sitting in a tub of hot water is doing me good or not....I bled alot tonight (no drainage) just blood. All over my cyst and the sinus. I dont know if it came out of the cyst and ran down to the sinus or what, but it covered the area. The skin back there is alot softer and could be because of the sitting in the tub.

    When taking a shower tonight, I dropped the soap. I bent down to pick it up and I felt this tearing sensation and it burned. It came from the area where the sinus is. I really cant see the sinus too well, so I will have to wait until my wife gets back into town Sunday to tell me whats up

    I think my cyst is a politician in disguise. It seems to flip flop everday.:D
     
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    Nothing really new...blood, blood and some more blood


    Oh and I did talk to my wifes doctor about my cyst. He told me I dont have to go to a colorectal surgeon that I could go to a General surgeon and that the first thing I need to do is take an oral antibiotic...He told me that he doesnt know what the stuff I've taken will do or is suppose to do and really doesnt care. He's an older doctor, set in his ways.
     
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    JT,

    You mentioned something about a burning sensation when you showered and waiting till your wife got back to see what it was. Just curious if she had come back and was able to figure out what it was.

    CM
     
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    CM...I had my wife look and she couldnt see anything that wasnt there before. So I'm not really sure what the burning sensation was
     
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    Thank you to everyone who posted on this topic. I am having surgery in two weeks and my doctor never told me if it would be opened or closed. He just said we will see how it goes. I am only allowed one week off from work so anything I can do to speed up recovery I'm doing. I appreciate everyone's dillegence in looking for alternatives to surgery.
     
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    No problem....Good luck with taking it and with your surgery. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask.
     
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    I know all doctors and cases are different, but I first went to a general surgeon and after a couple visits he eventually referred me to a colo-rectal (who I just saw today). The colorectal surgeon was definitely a lot more comfortable and knowledgable with the condition.
     
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    CM....nothing new to report...no changes, I guess that Is good and bad at the same time. Yeah, insurance kicks in Nov. 1st...I'll then make an appoitment to go see a general doctor and then go from there....
     
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